Green Roots is the trading name for a new social enterprise, which is wholly owned by Islington Law Centre (a registered charity). It is a not for profit and its primary aim is to improve access to justice.
Legal aid is not available in a number of areas of law and is restricted to people of very limited means – mainly those on means-tested benefits, leaving a significant group of people who are in work but without high disposable incomes.
Green Roots offers high quality legal services at as low a price as possible to people who would otherwise go without access to a lawyer. This could include students, those with family reunion cases and those making applications under the points based system. The primary focus of Green Roots is to meet the legal needs of people who have little access to good provision.